Wendy Parker

Don’t tread on me

It's Sunday, let's preach it! "Banning trucks from the left lane is completely the opposite of safe, and don't stand on a flag if you want me to listen to what you have to say."

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You’re selling what?

"How bad do you have to want a set of dentures to buy them from a guy in a truck stop parking lot?"

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I kissed a truck (and I liked it)

"Our first Wildwood experience was awesome! ... Our Precious took 3rd in the Wash and Show portion of the Pride and Polish competition," among other happenings...

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Inward-facing problems

"Carriers have finally found a way to lower the quality of new drivers.... In the words of Moon Unit Zappa, 'Gag me with a spoon.'..."

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Happy people have sunburned knees

In which George and Wendy burn up the swamps in Nick Shaughnessy's air boat, and Overdrive's Pride & Polish in Wildwood gets well under way.

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The trucking jubilee

"It ain't no party for the fish involved, and it ain't no disco for the drivers, but the fat cats eat well, and fill their coffers with easily caught fish, who are addled and unsure of their surroundings."

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Fishing with the Rookie

A special day in Foley, Ala., fishing with the L.A. Rookie. And a message to a friend from the past: "Robin, if you're out there, know you were cherished by someone and still are. And drop ol' Bill a line if you can, he's got some fantastic stories to tell you."

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Notes on Miami

"Last week I learned that I don't care much for Miami." Diamond in the rough: the Mobil station on state road 997 in Krome has one of the best cheese-steaks around. ...

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Do the right thing

The “you drive your truck, I'll drive mine” attitude isn't helping anyone.

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PHOTOS: OMG so much chrome!

En route to Miami, George and Wendy stop off for a preview of the 75 Chrome Shop, the location of the first Pride & Polish event of the season in a week or two.

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